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Cougars visit Oklahoma Sooners in college basketball clash

Houston CougarsOklahoma Sooners
Dec 17, 8:00 PM | Chesapeake Energy Arena

Houston Cougars vs Oklahoma Sooners Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Cougars travelling to Oklahoma Saturday to take on the Sooners on Saturday.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The Sooners currently sports a 7-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-2 ATS. The Cougars are 4-4 and 1-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Sooners produce a 3-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 2-1 against the number.

View Houston vs Oklahoma Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cougars listed as 10.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 49-rated Houston taking on the No. 53-rated Sooners in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 85-84 win for the Sooners on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Oklahoma has the nation's No. 39-rated offensive output, at 78.1 PPG. The visiting Cougars defense ranks No. 228 allowing on average 69.2 PPG. The Sooners FG% has averaged 46.5% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Houston owns the country's No. 297-rated mark, allowing 79.5 points per game on the highway. Oklahoma, on the other hand, rates No. 55 in scoring at home.

Oklahoma was a 78-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Arkansas. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites. Oklahoma earned a 78-63 victory over Arkansas on Saturday, getting 22 points from Steven Pledger at Lloyd Noble Center.

Houston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Texas-San Antonio are 2-2
After playing Texas State are 0-3
After a loss are 2-8

Oklahoma Sooners Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing South Carolina State are 1-0
After playing Arkansas are 7-1
After a win are 7-3

A few Cougars at Sooners trends to consider:
Oklahoma is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Oklahoma's last 6 games

Next up:
Houston home to Texas-San Antonio, Tuesday, December 20
Oklahoma home to South Carolina State, Wednesday, December 21